13 days in Israel, Bethlehem & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

13 days in Israel, Bethlehem & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

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13 days in Israel, Bethlehem & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
plane:  15​h
1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Nazareth, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h
End: Dallas, United States

5
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa, Pool of Shiloah, The Cardo, and other attractions you added. Mount of Olives and Church of the Holy Sepulchre will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Western Wall, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, see the interesting displays at Israel Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Garden Tomb.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem holiday maker tool .

Dallas, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dallas to Jerusalem. Traveling from Dallas in June, expect Jerusalem to be slightly colder, temps between 87°F and 70°F. You will leave for Bethlehem on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Western Wall ©
Western Wall
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

2
nights
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
On the 6th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Sanctuary Bethlehem, delve into the distant past at The Church of St. Catherine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Nativity, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mar Saba Monastery. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Qumran Caves and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount of Temptation Monastery.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bethlehem sightseeing app .

Bethlehem is just a stone's throw from Jerusalem. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nazareth.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Qumran Caves, Mount of Temptation Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity
Mar Saba Monastery ©
Mar Saba Monastery
The Church of St. Catherine ©
The Church of St. Catherine

2
nights
Nazareth, Israel

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, wander the streets of Akko Old Town, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Caesarea National Park, then explore the ancient world of Megiddo National Park, then get great views at International Center Mary of Nazareth, and finally contemplate the long history of The Church of the Annunciation.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nazareth driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Bethlehem to Nazareth in 2.5 hours. June in Nazareth sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Acre, Caesarea National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Tel Megiddo National Park ©
Tel Megiddo National Park
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine ©
Bahai Gardens and Shrine

2
nights
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
You've added Al-Beidha - Little Petra, Petra Museum, The Great Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 10th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church, then explore the ancient world of Street of Facades, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, and finally contemplate the long history of Petra By Night. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Petra World Heritage Site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Temple, then explore the ancient world of Obelisk Tomb, then get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Petra - Wadi Musa vacation planning website .

Getting from Nazareth to Petra - Wadi Musa by car takes about 5.5 hours. On the 12th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Petra By Night ©
Petra By Night